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Details on Daniel Craig’s STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Cameo

Posted on December 18, 2015 at 9:00 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


After months, and months, and months of writing and reading about every little thing involved with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I’m happy to say that we made it to the other side. In all honesty, I’ve no interest in ruining every little surprise that the film offers – and my word, there are quite a lot –  for those who have not seen the film as of yet, especially considering that the film just officially opened with regular screening schedules today. So, if you’re seeing it tonight or this weekend, I highly suggest you stop reading right now and just wait the 10-72 hours you have left before you’ve actually seen what J.J. Abrams has set into motion here, for the sake of not expecting anything or looking out for anything specific.

This is a full-on SPOILER WARNING.

star-wars-the-force-awakens-stormtrooper-wallpaper-600x419That being said, the news that Daniel Craig, as reported by Entertainment Weekly, led the public astray by lying about his involvement in Abrams’ film doesn’t exactly ruin the narrative turns of the movie. In fact, Craig’s confirmation that he did indeed portray a quite memorable stormtrooper in The Force Awakens is only diverting if you’re especially interested in decoding the voices of the stormtroopers through their helmets. What’s much more revealing is the scene he is involved in, and I must again stress the spoilery nature of this tidbit before you read on, as the scene in question is one of the film’s premiere delights. In the scene in question, Daisy Ridley‘s Rey attempts to convince Craig’s stormtrooper to release her from imprisonment by the First Order, overseen by Adam Driver‘s Kylo Ren and Domnhall Gleeson‘s General Hux.

I won’t say more about the scene, as it should be left for people to explore on their own, but it’s not particularly obvious that its Craig, even if you pay particular attention to the diction that EW stresses.


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